Knot Categorification from Geometry (via String Theory)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
I will describe three paths to categorification of RTW invariants of knots, and the relations between them. The first is based on a category of B type branes on resolutions of slices in affine Grassmannians, the second on a category of A-branes in the mirror Landau-Ginzburg theory. The third is the approach based on counting solutions to five dimensional
equations with gauge theory origin. All three approaches can be deduced starting from a string theory in six dimensions. This is based in joint works with Andrei Okounkov and with Dimitrii Galakhov.
If none of the options work for you, you can always buy the DVD of this lecture. The videos are sold at cost for $20USD (shipping included). Please Click Here to send an email to MSRI to purchase the DVD.
See more of our Streaming videos on our main VMath Videos page.